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  1. Content type: Original article

    Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) is a bacterial polymer of great commercial importance due to its properties similar to polypropylene. With an aim to develop a recombinant system for economical polymer production...

    Authors: Aneesh Balakrishna Pillai, Arjun Jaya Kumar and Harikrishnan Kumarapillai

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:142

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    In the present study, conditions for Bacillus mucilaginous fermentation using Agaricus bisporus wastewater as culture medium were optimized. We analyzed the total number of living B. mucilaginous in the fermentat...

    Authors: Jiafu Huang, Yixin Ou, Danfeng Zhang, Guoguang Zhang and Yutian Pan

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:141

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    The discovery of aerobic and anammox bacteria capable of generating methane in bio-filters in freshwater aquaculture systems is generating interest in studies to understand the activity, diversity, distributio...

    Authors: Barry Kamira, Lei Lei Shi, Li Min Fan, Cong Zhang, Yao Zheng, Chao Song, Shun Long Meng, Geng Dong Hu, Xu Wen Bing, Zhang Jia Chen and Pao Xu

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:140

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  4. Content type: Original article

    l-Carnitine is an essential compound that shuttles long chain fatty acids into mitochondria. The objective of this study was to produce l-carnitine enriched oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) using common buck...

    Authors: Tae-kyung Lee, Thi Thanh Hanh Nguyen, Namhyeon Park, So-Hyung Kwak, Jeesoo Kim, Shina Jin, Gyu-Min Son, Jaewon Hur, Jong-In Choi and Doman Kim

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:138

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  5. Content type: Original article

    The pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) plays an important role in the synthesis of ribonucleotides and aromatic amino acids. During bioethanol production from cellulosic biomass composed mainly of d-glucose and d-xy...

    Authors: Yosuke Kobayashi, Takehiko Sahara, Satoru Ohgiya, Yoichi Kamagata and Kazuhiro E. Fujimori

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:139

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Vanillin is an aromatic aldehyde found as a component of lignocellulosic material, and in the cured pods of orchidaceae plants. Like other phenolic substances, vanillin has antimicrobial activity and can be extra...

    Authors: Jonas Rönnander, Joel Ljunggren, Erik Hedenström and Sandra Ann Ingela Wright

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:137

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  7. Content type: Original article

    Burkholderia pseudomallei is a Gram-negative bacterium found in soil and the causative agent of a severe disease in humans and animals known as melioidosis. It is intrinsically resistant to many antibiotics and h...

    Authors: Chotima Potisap, Md Abdul Wadud Khan, Atcha Boonmee, Jorge L. M. Rodrigues, Surasakdi Wongratanacheewin and Rasana W. Sermswan

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:136

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  8. Content type: Original article

    Clean coal technologies (e.g. coal biosolubilization) are of essential value, especially in Europe, where coal is the national wealth and other energy sources like crude oil are not available. Fusarium oxysporum ...

    Authors: Natalia Kwiatos, Marzena Jędrzejczak-Krzepkowska, Bartosz Strzelecki and Stanisław Bielecki

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:133

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Fusicocca-2,10(14)-diene (FCdiene) is a diterpene which is interesting as a precursor of the anti-cancer drug fusicoccin A and therefore for pharmaceutical applications. Production of FCdiene using a genetical...

    Authors: Lisa Marie Halka, Christian Nowacki, Alica Kleinschmidt, Kevin Koenen and Rolf Wichmann

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:132

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  10. Content type: Original article

    Laccases have been reported for their ability to eliminate hazardous phenolic compounds by oxidative polymerization. The exploitation of the oxidative behavior of different laccase forms, namely free/native, f...

    Authors: Jing Su, Jennifer Noro, Jiajia Fu, Qiang Wang, Carla Silva and Artur Cavaco-Paulo

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:134

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  11. Content type: Original article

    High yield recombinant protein production is highly desirable for biotechnological purposes. In the design of recombinant expression conditions, a number of essential central elements such as expression strain...

    Authors: Nasser Nassiri Koopaei, Parissa Khadiv-Parsi, Mohammad Reza Khoshayand, Mohammad Ali Mazlomi, Abbas Kebriaeezadeh, Hamid Moloudian, Roya Solhi and Mahdi Aminian

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:135

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Utilization of algicidal bacteria as a biological agent have been receiving significant interest for controlling harmful algal blooms. While various algicidal bacterial strains have been identified, limited st...

    Authors: Jaejung Kim, Xiao Mei Lyu, Jaslyn Jie Lin Lee, Guili Zhao, Seow Fong Chin, Liang Yang and Wei Ning Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:131

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae × Saccharomyces kudriavzevii hybrids are typically used for white wine fermentation because of their cryotolerance. One group of these hybrids presents a unique ability to release thiol v...

    Authors: Amandine Deroite, Jean-Luc Legras, Peggy Rigou, Anne Ortiz-Julien and Sylvie Dequin

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:130

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  14. Content type: Original article

    The awareness regarding use of probiotics for health benefits has created a huge market worldwide. The use of probiotic cultures and its success in commercial scale is relying on the techniques employed to ens...

    Authors: Lakshminarayana Turuvekere Sadguruprasad and Madhusudhan Basavaraj

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:129

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Considering the intensive trading nowadays, the honey from the local market was tested for the presence of the six most common bee viruses. To prove the suitability of honey as a sample for the bee viruses det...

    Authors: Vesna Milićević, Sonja Radojičić, Jasna Kureljušić, Milanko Šekler, Ksenija Nešić, Ljubiša Veljović, Jelena Maksimović Zorić and Vladimir Radosavljević

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:128

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Brassica oleracea var. botrytis, a very popular crop grown for its edible inflorescence, is bred only as a mutated annual cultivar and does not naturally occur in environment. Since cauliflower is still described...

    Authors: Tomasz Kowalczyk, Aneta Gerszberg, Paulina Durańska, Róża Biłas and Katarzyna Hnatuszko-Konka

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:125

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  17. Content type: Original article

    The constant growing demand for vegetable oil for biodiesel and food is raising many environmental concerns about the sustainability of its production based on crops. Oleaginous yeasts show great potential to ...

    Authors: Bruno Vasconcelos, José Carlos Teixeira, Giuliano Dragone and José António Teixeira

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:126

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  18. Content type: Original article

    Bacterial contamination is one of the major challenges faced by yeast fermentation industries as the contaminating microorganisms produce lactic acid and acetic acid, which reduces the viability of yeast, and ...

    Authors: Sabeera Haris, Chuanji Fang, Juan-Rodrigo Bastidas-Oyanedel, Kristala Jones Prather, Jens Ejbye Schmidt and Mette Hedegaard Thomsen

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:127

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Carbonic anhydrase (CA; EC 4.2.1.1) catalyzes the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide (CO2) to bicarbonate and proton. There are 16 known isozymes of α-CA in humans, which differ widely in their kinetics, subc...

    Authors: Anyaporn Sangkaew, Jerapan Krungkrai and Chulee Yompakdee

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:124

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Wolves (Canis lupus) and their domesticated and close relatives, dogs (Canis lupus familiaris), have great differences in their diets and living environments. To the best of our knowledge, the fundamental questio...

    Authors: Tianshu Lyu, Guangshuai Liu, Huanxin Zhang, Lidong Wang, Shengyang Zhou, Huashan Dou, Bo Pang, Weilai Sha and Honghai Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:123

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Gordonia species differentiation is a tedious task. Herein, Gordonia identification was performed according to the standard Bruker score system and a recently proposed score for Gram positive rods identification ...

    Authors: Maria Ercibengoa Arana, Marta Alonso, Pedro Idigoras, Diego Vicente and Jose María Marimón

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:121

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  22. Content type: Original article

    Increasing evidence has emerged supporting a tight link between gut bacterial community and shrimp health. However, the knowledge about the variation of gut bacterial community, especially with different disea...

    Authors: Zhiyuan Yao, Kunjie Yang, Lei Huang, Xiaolin Huang, Linglin Qiuqian, Kai Wang and Demin Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:120

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  23. Content type: Original article

    Extensive applications of quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) in household and industrial products inevitably lead to their release into wastewaters; however, little attention has been paid to the acute effec...

    Authors: Xingran Zhang, Jinxing Ma, Mei Chen, Zhichao Wu and Zhiwei Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:118

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  24. Content type: Original article

    Phenotypic determination of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria is very important for diagnosis and treatment, but sometimes this procedure needs further genetic evaluation. Whole-genome sequencing plays a cr...

    Authors: Li Chen, Leyi Wang, Afrah Kamal Yassin, Jilei Zhang, Jiansen Gong, Kezong Qi, Roman R. Ganta, Yuanyuan Zhang, Yi Yang, Xiangan Han and Chengming Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:117

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  25. Content type: Original article

    Irpex lacteus F17 is well-known for its ability to degrade recalcitrant aromatic pollutants, which mainly results from the action of the manganese peroxidase (MnP) that it is able to produce. Recently, the genome...

    Authors: Zihong Duan, Rui Shen, Binjie Liu, Mengwei Yao and Rong Jia

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:119

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  26. Content type: Original article

    Rice husk (RH) is the major agricultural waste obtained during rice hulling process, which can be a sustainable source of xylooligosaccharide (XOS). The current study deals with the production of XOS from Thai...

    Authors: Nuntawat Khat-udomkiri, Bhagavathi Sundaram Sivamaruthi, Sasithorn Sirilun, Narissara Lailerd, Sartjin Peerajan and Chaiyavat Chaiyasut

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:115

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  27. Content type: Original article

    The master regulator of thermal stress response, Hsf1, is also an essential determinant for viability and virulence in Candida albicans. Our recent studies highlighted that apart from ubiquitous roles of Hsf1 at ...

    Authors: Remya Nair, Nitesh K. Khandelwal, Md. Shariq, Archana K. Redhu, Naseem A. Gaur, Shamim Shaikh and Rajendra Prasad

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:116

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  28. Content type: Original article

    The study was carried out to investigate the effect of dietary selenium (Se) and vitamin E (VE) supplementation on mRNA level of heat shock proteins, selenoproteins, and antioxidant enzyme activities in the br...

    Authors: Shahnawaz Kumbhar, Alam Z. Khan, Fahmida Parveen, Zaheer A. Nizamani, Farman A. Siyal, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Fang Gan, Yunhuan Liu, Muhammad Hamid, Sonia A. Nido and Kehe Huang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:112

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  29. Content type: Original article

    The olive oil is an unfavorable substrate for microbial survival and growth. Only few microorganisms use olive oil fatty acids as carbon and energy sources, and survive in the presence of olive oil anti-microb...

    Authors: Graziano Pizzolante, Miriana Durante, Daniela Rizzo, Marco Di Salvo, Salvatore Maurizio Tredici, Maria Tufariello, Angelo De Paolis, Adelfia Talà, Giovanni Mita, Pietro Alifano and Giuseppe Egidio De Benedetto

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:113

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  30. Content type: Original article

    A shift towards a sustainable and green society is vital to reduce the negative effects of climate change associated with increased CO2 emissions. Lignocellulosic biomass is both renewable and abundant, but is re...

    Authors: Vijayendran Raghavendran, Christos Nitsos, Leonidas Matsakas, Ulrika Rova, Paul Christakopoulos and Lisbeth Olsson

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:114

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  31. Content type: Original article

    In an aqueous buffer system, serious reverse and side reactions were found in the asymmetric reduction of 2-octanone with Saccharomyces cerevisiae. However, some nonionic surfactants added to the aqueous buffer s...

    Authors: Yunquan Zheng, Liangbin Li, Xianai Shi, Zhijian Huang, Feng Li, Jianmin Yang and Yanghao Guo

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:111

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Poly-gamma-glutamic acid (PGA) is a promising bio-based polymer that shares many functions with poly (acrylic acid) and its derivatives. Thus, technologies for efficient production and molecular size control o...

    Authors: Kazuhisa Sawada, Hiroyuki Araki, Yasushi Takimura, Kenta Masuda, Yasushi Kageyama, Katsuya Ozaki and Hiroshi Hagihara

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:110

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  33. Content type: Original article

    The present study investigated for the first time the effects of various physicochemical parameters on the production of volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs) by non-growing cells of Kluyveromyces lactis supplemented...

    Authors: Yuyun Lu, Margarete Nawrath, Jingcan Sun and Shao-Quan Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:109

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  34. Content type: Original article

    Sortases are enzymes mostly found in Gram-positive bacteria which cleave proteins site-specifically. This feature makes them a promising tool in molecular biology and biotechnology. In this study, using bacter...

    Authors: Hamidreza Fasehee, Amin Rostami, Fatemeh Ramezani and Gholamreza Ahmadian

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:107

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  35. Content type: Original article

    Denitrifying anaerobic methane oxidation (damo) bioprocesses can remove nitrate using methane as the electron donor, which gains great concern due to the current stringent discharge standard of nitrogen in was...

    Authors: Weiwei Li, Peili Lu, Fengguang Chai, Lilan Zhang, Xinkuan Han and Daijun Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:108

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  36. Content type: Original article

    Marine ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) play an important role in the global nitrogen cycle by obtaining energy for biomass production from CO2 via oxidation of ammonium. The isolation of Candidatus “Nitrosopumilu...

    Authors: Feiran Li, Wei Xie, Qianqian Yuan, Hao Luo, Peishun Li, Tao Chen, Xueming Zhao, Zhiwen Wang and Hongwu Ma

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:106

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  37. Content type: Original article

    The antimicrobial activity of linalool, citral, eugenol and thymol was determined in growth studies of both planktonic (PC) and biofilm cells (BC) Shigella flexneri. These components were evaluated either in isol...

    Authors: Moisés Tomás Ngome, José Guilherme Lembi Ferreira Alves, Ana Cristina Freitas de Oliveira, Patrícia da Silva Machado, Olga Lucía Mondragón-Bernal and Roberta Hilsdorf Piccoli

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:105

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  38. Content type: Original article

    The interaction between diet and gut microbiota, and ultimately their link to health, has turned into the concentration of huge research. However, this relationship still needs to be fully characterized, parti...

    Authors: Abhishek Jain, Xin Hui Li and Wei Ning Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:104

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  39. Content type: Original article

    The slpB gene of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM, which differs from the slpA gene and is silent under normal conditions, was successfully amplified and ligated to the corresponding available sites on a recombinan...

    Authors: Yuxing Guo, Xiangyue Li, Yao Yang, Zhen Wu, Xiaoqun Zeng, Fawze Nadari and Daodong Pan

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:103

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  40. Content type: Original article

    Improved understanding of pathogen survival in the stream environment is needed to enhance existing predictive models of stream pathogen populations. Further, the increasing use of thermal springs for bathing ...

    Authors: Yi Wang, Pramod Pandey, Yawen Zheng, Edward Robert Atwill and Gregory Pasternack

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:100

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  41. Content type: Original article

    Spore counting in probiotic Bacillus cultures using dipicolinic acid (DPA) as a marker was studied for developing a rapid and simple detection method. The newly developed method is based on the fluorescence enhan...

    Authors: Xiao-Sheng Liang, Chun Liu, Zhu Long and Xiao-Hua Guo

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:101

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  42. Content type: Original article

    The aim of study was to isolate, characterize and analyse the protein profiles of Myoviridae-like bacteriophages obtained from M. haemolytica using MALDI TOF mass spectrometry. The material consisted of the M. ha...

    Authors: Renata Urban-Chmiel, Andrzej Wernicki, Jacek Wawrzykowski, Andrzej Puchalski, Anna Nowaczek, Marta Dec, Diana Stęgierska and Mohammed Mijbas Mohammed Alomari

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:102

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  43. Content type: Original article

    Olsenella scatoligenes is the only skatole-producing bacterium isolated from the pig gut. Skatole, produced from microbial degradation of l-tryptophan, is the main contributor to boar taint, an off-odor and off-f...

    Authors: Xiaoqiong Li, Bent Borg Jensen, Ole Højberg, Samantha Joan Noel and Nuria Canibe

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:99

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  44. Content type: Original article

    Pectin is a complex dietary fiber and a prebiotic. To investigate pectin-induced changes in the gut microbiome and their effects on the short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) production, we performed in vitro pectin ...

    Authors: So-Jung Bang, Gayoung Kim, Mi Young Lim, Eun-Ji Song, Dong-Hyun Jung, Jun-Seok Kum, Young-Do Nam, Cheon-Seok Park and Dong-Ho Seo

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:98

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  45. Content type: Original article

    With volatile fatty acids as substrates, the typical polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) production by mixed culture always includes two steps: PHA-storing culture enrichment via aerobic dynamic feeding strategy and ...

    Authors: Shanwen Zeng, Fuzhong Song, Peili Lu, Qiang He and Daijun Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:97

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  46. Content type: Original article

    The strain Y1, with a notably high production of neutral protease, was isolated from naturally fermented broad beans and subsequently identified as Aspergillus oryzae, through the analysis of its morphology chara...

    Authors: Xiao-lin Ao, Xi Yu, Ding-tao Wu, Chao Li, Tong Zhang, Shu-liang Liu, Shu-juan Chen, Li He, Kang Zhou and Li-kou Zou

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:96

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  47. Content type: Original article

    Alkaline lipases with adaptability to low temperatures and strong surfactant tolerance are favorable for application in the detergent industry. In the present study, a lipase-encoding gene, TllipA, was cloned fro...

    Authors: Yuzhou Wang, Rui Ma, Shigui Li, Mingbo Gong, Bin Yao, Yingguo Bai and Jingang Gu

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:95

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  48. Content type: Original article

    Deinococcus wulumuqiensis R12 is a red-pigmented extremophilic microorganism with powerful antioxidant properties that was isolated from radiation-contaminated soil in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. ...

    Authors: Xian Xu, Liqing Tian, Jiali Xu, Chengjia Xie, Ling Jiang and He Huang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:94

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  49. Content type: Original article

    Estrogens are one of the micro-pollutants in the wastewater which have detrimental effects on water living organisms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of ultrasound to reduce the estrogen (...

    Authors: Aliakbar Roudbari and Mashallah Rezakazemi

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:91

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